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Offline chinaski

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Re: Apples in Brown Ale
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2018, 10:47:21 PM »
Anyone ever try replacing the strike water with cider?  I've done replacement with maple sap but never cider, which has a lot more sugar content.  I'm very tempted to try it on a small (1-2 gallon batch size) scale.


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Re: Apples in Brown Ale
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2018, 11:15:34 PM »
Anyone ever try replacing the strike water with cider?  I've done replacement with maple sap but never cider, which has a lot more sugar content.  I'm very tempted to try it on a small (1-2 gallon batch size) scale.

No, and it seems like a pretty bad idea for all-grain brewing.  I just checked the pH of my 2018 juice and it's 3.5.  Not suitable for mashing at that pH.

If brewing with extract, though, I'll bet it would turn out good.
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Re: Apples in Brown Ale
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2018, 07:41:45 PM »
Thanks!  Maybe an extract experimental brew is my new plan.  Good info!

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Re: Apples in Brown Ale
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2019, 08:58:53 PM »
I just completed a brew with the intention of getting apple cider used in my brewing.  I first made a gallon and a half of smoked apple cider (I smoked some apples and then used them in my cider press).  I made a 3.5 gallon batch of American brown ale and topped off the fermenter with the cider.  Should be interesting...